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  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   Venus Williams, chancellor’s final address highlight 3 days of Commencement activities
    An expected 1,701 undergraduates and 2,125 graduate students will celebrate at events May 8-10 marking their incredible accomplishments. [ Read More ]
2.   Zeppos: Fostering accessible education for all
    A high-quality, accessible education should be a uniting factor across our society, says Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week’s “What’s On My Mind” column. [ Read More ]
3.   Chancellor Search Advisory Committee appointed; Geer to lead
    Vanderbilt University Board of Trust Chairman Bruce R. Evans has appointed a Chancellor Search Advisory Committee to assist in the search for the university’s ninth chancellor. [ Read More ]
4.   Provost’s Women’s Initiative announces subcommittee members
    Faculty, students and postdocs serving on four subcommittees of the Provost’s Steering Committee for Initiatives Focusing on the Status of Women have been announced. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Our favorite #vandygram of the week
    This week our favorite #vandygram goes to @laurenkhamrick for this great shot outside Kirkland Hall. She thinks this spot makes for the perfect #vandygram, and we agree! 😉 [ Read More ]
6.   Jemison, Holt push for science literacy at year’s final Chancellor’s Lecture Series event
    Two giants in the science world joined Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos onstage Tuesday for the academic year’s final Chancellor’s Lecture Series event, passionately advocating for an America that encourages its citizens to abandon simple opinion on big challenges and instead use evidence-based, critical thinking. [ Read More ]
7.   David and Gail Williams to be honored with Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award
    The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will present the fourth annual Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award to Gail Williams and the late David Williams II at a luncheon on Thursday, May 23. [ Read More ]
8.   A scientific mind and a heart for women’s issues: Ananya Sharma, BA’19
    As the only child of a university biology professor, Ananya Sharma’s talent in science came naturally. Yet, while navigating a STEM-specialized curriculum in high school, she discovered an interest in women’s studies. [ Read More ]
9.   Musical talent and mentor: Rama Kumaran, BMus’19
    Rama Kumaran initially intended to study both science and flute when he came to Vanderbilt. He says he didn’t come expecting to know everything. “But I expected to do everything,” he says. [ Read More ]
10.   Using science to spark innovation: Jasper Lu, BS’19, MS’19
    Creative writing and computer science classes in middle school and high school inspired Jasper Lu to pursue a liberal arts education at Vanderbilt, where he could explore all his passions and identify connections between them. [ Read More ]
11.   Vanderbilt students, alumni named 2019-20 Fulbright finalists and alternates
    Eight Vanderbilt students and alumni have been awarded funding to pursue graduate study, conduct research and teach English around the world through the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program. [ Read More ]
12.   Quah named winner of SEC’s H. Boyd McWhorter Award
    Vanderbilt bowling senior Kristin Quah has been named the recipient of the H. Boyd McWhorter Award, presented annually to the outstanding female student-athlete in the Southeastern Conference. In addition, Vanderbilt football student-athlete Khari Blasingame was one of 13 male finalists for the award. [ Read More ]
13.   New England selects Vanderbilt’s Williams, San Francisco picks Skule in NFL draft
    The New England Patriots selected Vanderbilt defensive back Joejuan Williams with the 45th overall pick of the NFL draft. Williams was taken in the second round. In addition, the San Francisco 49ers selected Vanderbilt offensive lineman Justin Skule with the 183rd overall pick in the sixth round. [ Read More ]
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